If you need to know or be reminded of why the Thunder (back when they were the Seattle Supersonics) drafted UCLA’s Russell Westbrook with the #4 pick in the 2008 draft, just watch this mix and the following dunk videos of the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year taking flight in college.
An interesting note about Westbrook’s Bruins’ days is he was a backup to Darren Collinson during his freshman season and mainly played shooting guard (still led the team in assists at 4.3 per game) his sophomore year.
He was also a teammate/roommate with Kevin Love and the two were supposedly so competitive, they even had thermostat wars. Love also just recently matched Westbrook’s undisclosed 2015 donation to UCLA, which was the largest by a former Bruins basketball player in school history. In return, the school will name a training facility after him.
Enough love for Love, let’s get back to Westbrook and his vicious dunks.
UCLA HONORS RUSSELL WESTBROOK